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Tool bass tabs for Prison sex

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Ok, here are the TOOL bass lines I promised way back when. I figgured I'd
do something to "redeem" myself for my sins. Bassists, for your jamming
pleasure I have transcribed (sometimes only parts of) "Prison Sex", "Bottom",
"Opiate", and "Sober". I broke the songs down into riffs but you'll have to
listen tho the albums to get the exact tempo an rhythm. Also, the E-string
is dropped to D (this is common in, I think, ALL TOOL songs.)

Tips on playing these songs:
    1) Play with a pick. Paul does. Although, sometimes I do it
      w/ my fingers.
    2) Boost your Treble and Mid a few notches to get a sharper sound.
      But, you still want to keep the low end rumbling.
    3) Don't be afraid to experiment. Paul varies his bass lines a lot,
      give it a try as well. It's just easier to tab it when it's
      straight forward.
    [4) Use a 'chorus' effect. --Bucky]
Enjoy!

    --Rich T. Viking


Prison Sex by TOOL

Originally posted to the TOOL mailing list on 12/4/94 by
Richard Pedersen <viking@acs.bu.edu>
Retabbed in BTC by Bucky LaDieu <nega@vt.edu>


Intro riff:
          4
+-------------------+
|*-0---------------*|
|*---0-2-0-0-0-0H2-*|
+-------------------+

Verse:             Fill:
          7
+-------------------+      +-------------16\X-+
|*---------0-----2-*|      |-------------16\X-|
|*-2-2-2-2---2-0---*|      |-2-2-2-2-0-2-14\X-|
+-------------------+      +------------------+

Chours:
        2
+----------16\X--+
|*---------16\X-*|
|*-0-2-0-0-14\X-*|
+----------------+

Notes: Here are the main riffs. The song consists mainly of these
    with the exception of a bridge and a break, both of which I
    didn't bother to figure. However, most of the break takes
    place on the open-A and 2nd-fret A-string.


        Created using the Bass Tab Creator
   __     by Mario D'Alessio (motcid!marble!dalessio)
  +|oo|+
  +|oo|+    Notes: w = Whole h = Half q = Quarter
   ||         e = 8th  s = 16th t = 32nd x = 64th
   ||
   ||         Capital durations are dotted notes
   ||          (equal to 1.5 times the duration value)
   ||
   ||       #
   ||     +----+          +----+
 _ || _   |*--*+ = MEASURE    |4:--| = TIME
 \\_||_//   |*--*+  REPEATS    |4:--|  SIGNATURES
  | [] |    +----+  (#=Num Repeats) +----+
  | || |
 / [] \   + = TIE     ^ = TRIPLET      > = BEND
 \______/   H = HAMMER ON  \ = SLIDE TO FRET   R = Rest
        P = PULL OFF  \X = SLIDE TO NOWHERE ~ = Trill
ⓘ Bass guitar tab for 'Prison Sex' by Tool, a progressive metal band formed in 1990 from Los Angeles, California, USA. Tool is known for their angry metal music.

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